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Old 01-07-2014, 06:34 PM   #11
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Yes! That's exactly what it feels like to me. Had to wear a monitor a few years' back, and the cardiologist deemed me unfit for birth control, saying it was giving me terrible tachychardia. I think it was exacerbating something that is there anyway, but only shows up once in awhile. Fun being a woman, huh?
yes it is, lol! I keep having to remind myself this is the best reason to feel crappy. Lol.

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I got them horribly for two random weeks in my second trimester. Never had one before until them but it did have me freaked at first - which of course makes them worse. Lol they're really common. Just your body trying to compensate and adjust to quick fluctuations in your blood pressure. Always made me feel like I had to remind myself how to breathe but they went away quickly. I have really low bp when pregnant so I wasn't surprised.
Yes! It's like it makes you gasp for a second. And then when my heart starts beating normally again I feel like it's not beating at all... Of course I know it's fine haha. My heart just pounds a lot too where if I'm sitting still I can feel every beat. I bet you're right about the blood pressure and also maybe because of increased blood supply...? Makes a lot of sense.

Btw when are you having your baby???? I responded to your other thread a while back and every time I see you post I wonder.
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That is interesting everyone gets them in the first trimester... that is when mine are 'calm' by 16 weeks they are NON stop. No, I am not exaggerating. The PVC's/PAC's are every 2-3 beats all day long and with that I have tachycardia. I just hate it, every.single.second. I have a preexisting heart condition (sturcal) and see an EP specialist too... so its not much of a surprise my heart jumps around so much.

But yeah, I spend 3 weeks thinking I was going to die (especially at night). I could not sleep without waking up every hour to my heart race at 200+ beats a minute. I just hate it I am always put on some beat blocker (sadly, a Class D) to calm it down... it helps but it sucks to think that I caused my daughter to be bearly 6 pounds at birth. I guess that the racing heart would have done more damage to her then the mediation but it still bugs me.. Okay, I feel like I just highjacked your thread. Sorry, it was nice to vent and to know that other people hate them too - and wonder if they will die.
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That is interesting everyone gets them in the first trimester... that is when mine are 'calm' by 16 weeks they are NON stop. No, I am not exaggerating. The PVC's/PAC's are every 2-3 beats all day long and with that I have tachycardia. I just hate it, every.single.second. I have a preexisting heart condition (sturcal) and see an EP specialist too... so its not much of a surprise my heart jumps around so much. But yeah, I spend 3 weeks thinking I was going to die (especially at night). I could not sleep without waking up every hour to my heart race at 200+ beats a minute. I just hate it I am always put on some beat blocker (sadly, a Class D) to calm it down... it helps but it sucks to think that I caused my daughter to be bearly 6 pounds at birth. I guess that the racing heart would have done more damage to her then the mediation but it still bugs me.. Okay, I feel like I just highjacked your thread. Sorry, it was nice to vent and to know that other people hate them too - and wonder if they will die.
Oh no that sounds so terrible and scary! I'm sorry you're right you had to weigh the risks to you and your baby when you take a medication and I'm sure you made the right decision. She needed her mama to be healthy. Is she doing well??
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That is interesting everyone gets them in the first trimester... that is when mine are 'calm' by 16 weeks they are NON stop. No, I am not exaggerating. The PVC's/PAC's are every 2-3 beats all day long and with that I have tachycardia. I just hate it, every.single.second. I have a preexisting heart condition (sturcal) and see an EP specialist too... so its not much of a surprise my heart jumps around so much.

But yeah, I spend 3 weeks thinking I was going to die (especially at night). I could not sleep without waking up every hour to my heart race at 200+ beats a minute. I just hate it I am always put on some beat blocker (sadly, a Class D) to calm it down... it helps but it sucks to think that I caused my daughter to be bearly 6 pounds at birth. I guess that the racing heart would have done more damage to her then the mediation but it still bugs me.. Okay, I feel like I just highjacked your thread. Sorry, it was nice to vent and to know that other people hate them too - and wonder if they will die.
This is me. But I have successfully taken toprol when pregnant. I also have a congenital heart defect, mvp and an almost constant tachycardia especially when pregnant.

Anyone having these symptoms should talk to their doctor. They are not always benign. A good doc will refer out to cardio and do a holter monitor and an echo.

There are safe meds for arrythmias during pregnancy.
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Yes! It's like it makes you gasp for a second. And then when my heart starts beating normally again I feel like it's not beating at all... Of course I know it's fine haha. My heart just pounds a lot too where if I'm sitting still I can feel every beat. I bet you're right about the blood pressure and also maybe because of increased blood supply...? Makes a lot of sense.

Btw when are you having your baby???? I responded to your other thread a while back and every time I see you post I wonder.
Yup the increased blood supply does it for me every time. It also makes me really faint in general and I have to be careful not to do too much or I'll pass out. I've never fully passed out thankfully but I've come close several times.

And I'm having him in two days on the tenth! Lol I'm so anxious and nervous. Haha
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Yup the increased blood supply does it for me every time. It also makes me really faint in general and I have to be careful not to do too much or I'll pass out. I've never fully passed out thankfully but I've come close several times. And I'm having him in two days on the tenth! Lol I'm so anxious and nervous. Haha
Oh passing out would be no fun!!

aw I bet you are nervous I hope it all goes smoothly!! I'm sure it will go by quickly and you'll be holding your new baby so soon!! good luck!
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Oh no that sounds so terrible and scary! I'm sorry you're right you had to weigh the risks to you and your baby when you take a medication and I'm sure you made the right decision. She needed her mama to be healthy. Is she doing well??

Thanks for the nice message! She is doing well, she is almost 14 pounds at four months!


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This is me. But I have successfully taken toprol when pregnant. I also have a congenital heart defect, mvp and an almost constant tachycardia especially when pregnant.

Anyone having these symptoms should talk to their doctor. They are not always benign. A good doc will refer out to cardio and do a holter monitor and an echo.

There are safe meds for arrythmias during pregnancy.
Your experience with MVP and tachycardia while pregnancy is very encouraging. I would love, love, love more children but am so scared to go through it again (though I will, with Gods help!).

There are many safe meds for arrhythmia, sadly Atenolol is my only option other then Degoxin (which I really do not want to mess with!). My cardio and I were crossing our fingers Atenolol would work 3 years ago - it did! The other medications caused more arrhythmia for me and I spend 3 days in a cardic unit trying to figure out what works well for me. I am not on medication unless pregnant, so I guess its not too bad and I have no side affects from it when I do take it.
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Thanks for the nice message! She is doing well, she is almost 14 pounds at four months!
Wow that's awesome! I'm so happy to hear she's doing well. I hope you can have more babies one day!!
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